Amazon Student and Amazon Prime members at UT Austin will get Free
One-Day Pickup on over two million items when shipped to the Amazon@UT
Amazon@UT Austin will be the first Amazon pickup location in Texas
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 2, 2016--
(NASDAQ: AMZN)–Amazon today announced an agreement with The University
of Texas at Austin to open Amazon@UT Austin, a staffed pickup location
in Gregory Gymnasium on the UT Austin campus. The first Amazon pickup
location in the state of Texas, Amazon@UT Austin offers the campus
community a convenient location to pick up and return Amazon orders,
including virtually everything one needs, from everyday essentials to
Opening in Summer 2016, this 2,509-square-foot space will be located in
Gregory Gymnasium, conveniently situated for UT Austin students, staff
and faculty. Additionally, Amazon Student and Prime members will receive
Free One-Day Pickup for orders placed by 10PM on over two million items.
To learn more about Amazon Student, visit amazon.com/joinstudent.
“This partnership with Amazon is one more way that the university is
providing value to our campus community. With the pickup location in the
heart of the UT Austin campus, this enhanced service will benefit our
students, offering them a convenient and secure place to pick up their
merchandise. Faculty and staff will also be able to take advantage of
the service,” said Gage E. Paine, vice president for student affairs at
The University of Texas at Austin.
“With Amazon@UT Austin, students will have a convenient location on
campus in addition to all of the benefits of shopping on Amazon—like low
prices and massive selection,” said Ripley MacDonald, Director of Amazon
Student Programs. “We’re excited to expand to UT Austin and even more
college communities soon.”
Since 2015, Amazon has opened staffed pickup locations at the following
universities: Purdue University, University of Massachusetts Amherst,
and University of California, Berkeley, as well as in the college
communities of University of California, Santa Barbara, and University
of Cincinnati. In addition to The University of Texas at Austin, Amazon
also has confirmed agreements to open two more locations in 2016 with
the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, Davis.
About Amazon Student
Amazon Student gives college students Free Two-Day Shipping on millions
of items, and special offers and promotions created just for students as
part of the six-month free trial. After that it’s just $49 a year—half
the price of a regular Amazon Prime membership—and includes unlimited
streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime Instant Video, over a
million songs with Prime Music, and access to the Kindle Owners’ Lending
Library. To learn more, visit amazon.com/joinstudent.
Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is
guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor
focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and
long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized
recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct
Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are
some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more
information, visit www.amazon.com/about.
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